Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Neighbourhood Veterinary Hospital in Kamloops! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Dr. Megan Broschak

Dr. Megan Broschak graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her final clinical year at Michigan State University. Her pre-veterinary studies included a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Dr. Broschak has special interests in rehabilitation, soft tissue-surgery, diagnostic ultrasound and internal medicine. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Broschak enjoys travelling, mountain biking, backcountry hiking, swimming, snowboarding, and exploring our beautiful province!

Dr. Adrian Helmers

Dr. Adrian Helmers graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, after having completed her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph in Ontario. Her special veterinary interests include dermatology, cardiology, emergency medicine, senior pet care, dentistry, and exotic animal medicine and surgery. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, furry and otherwise, in the great outdoors.

Dr. Megan Broschak

Dr. Megan Broschak graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her final clinical year at Michigan State University. Her pre-veterinary studies included a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Dr. Broschak has special interests in rehabilitation, soft tissue-surgery, diagnostic ultrasound and internal medicine. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Broschak enjoys travelling, mountain biking, backcountry hiking, swimming, snowboarding and exploring our beautiful province!

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Dr. Adrian Helmers

Dr. Adrian Helmers graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, after having completed her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph in Ontario. Her special veterinary interests include dermatology, cardiology, emergency medicine, senior pet care, dentistry, and exotic animal medicine and surgery. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, furry and otherwise, in the great outdoors.

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Linda, RVT

Linda was born and raised in a small town in the Fraser Valley. She grew up on a small dairy farm her parents owned, which helped her discover that she wanted to pursue a career in animal health. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in 2014, and has since permanently moved to Kamloops and worked as an RVT. Her interests in the veterinary clinic include rehabilitation and critical care. At home, she has an elderly Himalayan cat, Bilbo, and a young Border Collie mix, Janeway. Outside of work, Linda is kept busy making memories with her partner, young daughter and fur-children.

Terra, RVT

Terra worked previously with both of these amazing veterinarians, and is very happy to join them on the adventure of this new clinic. The focus of this practice aligns perfectly with her passions: animal care, family and community. After high school in Kamloops, Terra graduated from the Animal Health Technician program at Fairview College. She has been a practising registered AHT going on 20 years now! She worked a bit in the lower mainland, and spent a year in Australia (with time spent volunteering at the Crocodile Hunter’s Queensland zoo), but she always planned on settling in her hometown of Kamloops.

Most of her time outside of work is spent focused on her two amazing kids. Of course, they also have pets at home: currently two cats, Maui & Freckle. They’ve had many animals over the years, including some temporary ones while fostering for the SPCA and dog sitting.

She is also involved in community service, and has volunteered as leader with the Westsyde Girl Guiding units for the past 4 years. She is always looking for new ways to get involved in the community, and is happy that this will be a focus of this practice.

Sara, RVT

Sara graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in 2015 and has worked in Kamloops since as an RVT. She grew up in the Fraser Valley, but after attending university here decided to stay. Her interests in the veterinary clinic include, but are not limited to, surgery and anesthesia. She has two rescue cats, Boeing and Mr. Tutt, and a young Scottish Terrier mix, Cedric. Sara is kept busy outside of work exploring the outdoors with Cedric.

Robyn, RVT

Robyn is from Port Hardy, a small fishing town on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. She left to attend the T.R.U. Animal Health Technology program and graduated with honours in 2018. Her favourite part of veterinary medicine is canine rehabilitation and all the weird and wonderful things that can arise from fun surgical cases. She has a 2-year-old tortoiseshell cat named Penny and shares a love for all bully breed dogs. Her interests include hiking, snowboarding, crafting, enjoying all things outdoors and a good dad joke.

Ashley, RVT

Ashley moved to Kamloops from Vancouver in 2015, and has never looked back! She graduated from T.R.U.’s Animal Health Technology program in 2017, which is also where she adopted her two lovely kitties from. Her favourite part about work is getting to see families reunited with their beloved companions, which she finds incredibly rewarding! When not at work, Ashley loves reading and exploring the many hiking trails in Kamloops and the surrounding areas!

MIRANDA, Medical Office Assistant and Receptionist

Miranda has worked as a Veterinary Office Assistant for over 5 years. She keeps NVH afloat with all of her organization and scheduling. She can also often be found working in our reception area, and one of her favourite parts of the job is when she gets to see dachshunds! She can’t wait to have another dachshund of her own one day. Miranda is also very interested in fitness and nutrition. She loves to run, hike and bake delicious desserts. She would love to run another half-marathon one day!

JOLINE, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Joline moved to Kamloops in September of 2019, bringing 12 years of experience from her previous clinic. She completed her Veterinary Medical Assistant certification from NAIT in 2007.
When she is not at work, Joline can be found reading, crafting or spending time with her husband. They both have a passion for the outdoors and living an active lifestyle, so most free time is spent camping, hiking, mushroom foraging and travelling.
Joline is excited to be a part of the Neighbourhood team and is happy to be providing friendly and helpful service to our wonderful clients and their fur babies.

Claire, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Claire works part-time as one of NVH’s receptionists. She is currently enrolled as a nursing student at Thompson Rivers University. Her favourite part about working in a veterinary clinic is greeting all your pets with a treat and making sure that they have a positive experience during their visit. When she is not working, or at school, Claire is spending time with her 3 dogs and 2 cats. She has a Chihuahua named Sophie, a Pomeranian named Gia and a Bull Terrier mix named Mali. Her two kitties are Harbour and Bug. Her favourite dog breed is a Great Dane ever since she had her dog Ozzie. Because of him, she fell in love with the breed. Claire’s hobbies include fostering for local pet rescues and attending spin classes at KSPIN cycling studio in downtown Kamloops.

Leanna, Receptionist
Leanna and her family moved to Kamloops in 2014. She grew up in Squamish ,BC, and has always had a love for animals and the great outdoors. She learned from a young age about the care and responsibility of pet ownership with her first love, a miniature dachshund named Bailey. She had Bailey for 17 wonderful years. 

She has been gaining experience with animals since her youth. She grew up working in her parent’s pet store, and she was known to bring home any little creatures that needed a little extra TLC, at times driving her parents crazy with a bedroom filled with all of her special needs animals. 

Leanna eventually fulfilled her life long dream of owning her own farm that she lives on with her husband and son. 
When Leanna is not at work you’ll find her working at home on her farm attending to her 14 sheep with lambs being born almost every springtime, 2 miniature horses named Percy and Atlas, 2 livestock guardian dogs named Leo and Kallie, 2 cats named Lovey and Pumpkin, her inside dog named Penelope and her newest addition to the “farmily”, a 4 year old 16.1HH Quarter Horse named Kevin. 

Many of Leanna’s animals are rescues and she especially cherishes the times she has watched the amazing transformation in her rescued pets into healthy and happy souls that just know they have found their forever home with her and her family. 

Leanna’s energy, drive and endless compassion are integral to, and evident in, her daily duties at NVH. We are so happy to have her here with us.”
Amanda, Receptionist

Amanda is a fresh Kamloops citizen! She recently moved from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she has spent most of her life (apart from backpacking experiences and seasonal visits to other areas of the world). Amanda graduated in April 2020 from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Anthropology, with a specific interest in Medical Anthropology.

B.C. has been the place Amanda always wanted to permanently live following her experience of living in Nelson for a ski season. Kamloops won her heart with all of the opportunities to do what she loves most outside of work; mountain biking, rock climbing and snowboarding to name a few! At home, Amanda has an elderly cat named Callie, who still acts like a kitten and keeps her on her toes.

NATHALIE, Veterinary Assistant

Nathalie works part-time at NVH as a veterinary assistant. She was born and raised in a small town in northern Alberta. She moved to B.C. to attend the Veterinary Technician Assistant program at Granville College in Vancouver where she graduated in 2019. Nathalie is currently enrolled at T.R.U. doing her Pre-Veterinary Medicine and hopes to one day become a veterinarian. Her interests in the veterinary clinic are surgery, exotic animal medicine and senior pet care. She currently has a senior rescue staffordshire terrier mix named Sophie. Outside of work and school Nathalie enjoys reading, camping, hiking and exploring the Kamloops area.

 

KIM, Veterinary Assistant

Kim has been working in the veterinary field for over 30 years and is such a great asset here at NVH. Although Kim’s title is Veterinary Assistant, she can be found helping anywhere in the clinic. One of Kim’s greatest skills is her attention to detail and patient care. Kim is always making sure that our patients are well taken care of while in our hospital and isn’t afraid to hand out a few extra chin scratches! Kim is an avid animal lover herself and shares her home with a few cats, a turtle and a budgie.

Kim is camera shy, so Dr. Helmer’s kitty Daphne is stepping in for her!

BROOKLYNN, Veterinary Assistant

Brooklynn is a full-time Veterinary Assistant here at NVH. Her family has always been outdoorsy and she feels most at home when she’s rock climbing, hunting, fishing, and picking fresh fruit and mushrooms from the forest that surrounds her home just west of Kamloops. She’s always loved animals, but has recently decided to take the steps to making animals her career, with hopes of enrolling in the Animal Health and Technology program here at TRU this coming year. Her interests in the veterinary profession include reptile and amphibian practices, and she quite enjoys observing and lending Dr. Helmers a hand when she can with the reptiles we’re fortunate enough to tend to here at the clinic. At home, she’s constantly researching ways to improve her ball python husbandry to provide her snake, Venus, with the best possible life she can as well as browsing other reptiles’ care requirements in hopes of keeping more in the future.
We are very happy to have Brooklynn here with us at NVH!